Category: Articles

Maloof High Ollie Finals

Aldrin Garcia took the Maloof High Ollie Challenge, setting a new world record.

Posted: February 16, 2011

finalists21579
The Maloof High ollie challenge finals started with these guys


aldrin21740Everyone got five tries to ollie the bar, starting at 40 inches today. Steve Nesser, Darren Harper, and Mikey Burton all cleared 41 inches as well.  But it was only these two—Chris Maalouf and Aldrin Garcia—who could boost over 42 inches


ChrisMaalouf21603

 

Chris Maalouf, 42

height21772
After both Aldrin and Chris cleared the 42-inch mark, a decision was made to raise the bar right up to 45 inches in an attempt to break the previous record of 44.5 set by Danny Wainwright.  If neither cleared the 45-inch mark, the bar would be lowered back to 43 inches.  Here's Brian Schaeffer measuring it—look how tall it is compared to Paul Rodriguez and Kurtis Colamonico. Joey Brezinski is mighty impressed

aldrin21760
Aldrin checks the measurements.  Since it was official Guinness business, everything had to be double-checked

Aldrin45
After several tries Aldrin cleared it, setting the new world record!

aldrin21812 Payday! The Maloofs present Aldrin with the check for $10,000
Last modified on Wednesday, February 16 2011
Etnies Scout It Out Tour East Coast Jul 29
Cali Am Jam California Jul 29
Escapist x Krooked Art Show Kansas City, KA Aug 01
DLX 20-Year Anniversary Show San Francisco, CA Aug 02
740TH1213PC1.jpgIn This Issue
Dylan Rieder graces the August cover with a tall order back Smith. Austyn Gillette joins the party inside with a ten-page article documenting his and Dylan's spot-destruction mission to Berlin. Eswic jumps in the van for the best road trip ever; Vans goes nuts to butts in Greece; TJ Rogers and Boo Johnson get the Heads treatment and Torey Pudwill's 20-page interview leaves no doubt that he's gunnin' for SOTY this year. Add this one to your collection.